Why Rasmus Hojlund didn’t start for Denmark as fitness update given on Manchester United striker

Hojlund only made his first appearance of the season in last weekend&aposs 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, coming off the bench on 67 minutes. The 20-year-old had been absent since his 72million arrival from Atalanta after a stress fracture in his back was flagged during medical tests.

United did not want to rush the youngster, and the club have been in talks with Denmark as to how his minutes would be managed on international duty.

The striker again came off the bench for half an hour in a 4-0 win over San Marino on Thursday. And Hjulmand admits that while those minutes may be upped come Sunday, he will not be pushed too far too soon.

They are both in the game for it, Hjulmand told Bold.dk of Hojlund and teammate Andreas Christensen. Christensen is definitely ready for 90 minutes, while Hojlund is probably not.

Therefore, the question is whether we should bring him from the start or later. We also have to consider it, in relation to whether we should perhaps have two attackers inside at the same time.